Finance
Chinese oil seeks to expand influence with investment
25 July 2012
Firms seize opportunities to continue their global investment drive during the global downturn
North Sea deal gives CNOOC a supporting role in global oil trade
25 July 2012
Chinese pair stake claim on almost 10% of UK production
Enbridge to be fined $3.7m for 2010 Michigan oil spill
5 July 2012
Canada’s Enbridge has been handed the largest fine ever levied by the US government’s pipeline regulator following a 2010 oil spill in Michigan
Gazprom and E.On agree oil-link contract change
3 July 2012
German utility drops arbitration claim against Russian exporter
Talisman seals Malaysia production sharing contract
27 June 2012
Malaysia has handed Canadian independent Talisman Energy a progressive, volume-based production sharing contract (PSC) as part of the state-run producer’s renewed push to invigorate its upstream sector
Gazprom sees amicable end to gas contract row
20 June 2012
Arbitration filed against Russian exporter by European utilities are expected to end “amicably”
Inpex spends on upstream and LNG to shore up supply security
11 June 2012
Japanese energy player Inpex is keeping an eye on the future as it invests in foreign upstream developments, chief executive Toshiaki Kitamura tells Kwok W Wan in an exclusive interview
GDF Suez is eyeing up lucrative markets
7 June 2012
France's GDF Suez is tidying up its business, with an eye on more lucrative markets elsewhere
Origin Energy APLNG secures $8.5bn in debt financing
29 May 2012
The Australia Pacific Liquefied Natural Gas venture has gained debt financing from export credit agencies and commercial banks
A two-track energy business
18 May 2012
There’s a growing divide between big firms and smaller players in the oil and gas sector, and nowhere is that gap more evident than in access to finance
Creating competitive fiscal terms for oil and gas projects
18 May 2012
The structure of fiscal terms has a significant impact on the investor favourability of hydrocarbons projects
ConocoPhillips to withdraw from Nigeria to help profits
16 May 2012
The upstream company has sold assets to increase profitability
Falling gas prices might burst Chesapeake’s bubble
12 March 2012
Chesapeake Energy was a pioneer of the US unconventionals rush, but as gas prices continue to plunge, the firm’s position looks increasingly difficult
ConocoPhillips says farewells to Vietnam with sale to Perenco
8 March 2012
US supermajor exits country with $1.29bn sale to Perenco
Foreign exchange losses hit Encana’s bottom line
21 October 2011
Encana, Canada’s largest natural gas producer, posted sharply lower third quarter profits this week, a result of foreign exchange losses rather than low gas prices
Petrobras set fair despite global storm clouds
12 October 2011
Petrobras chief executive Jose Sergio Gabrielli shrugged off talk that global economic uncertainty could derail the company’s ambitious plans to develop Brazil’s pre-salt play, saying the slowdown in the Brazilian firm’s investment programme had nothing to do with macroeconomics
Rosneft's ambitious production targets
11 October 2011
Overseas expansion and ambitious oil-production targets require huge investment from Russia’s national oil company, but can it afford it?
GDF Suez in Gazprom contract talks
16 September 2011
GDF Suez is renegotiating long-term, oil-linked contracts with Gazprom and could take the Russian monopoly to arbitration, chief executive officer Gerard Mestrallet said on Thursday
Centrica profits drop as consumer prices jump
29 July 2011
Centrica unveiled a first-half profit of £1.3 billion ($2.1 billion), just weeks after raising energy prices for UK domestic consumers
ConocoPhillips hopes less is more as it cuts downstream assets
21 July 2011
ConocoPhillips is cutting free its volatile downstream assets and returning to its E&P core. Does this mark the beginning of the end for the vertically integrated oil-company model?
Transocean embroiled in Norwegian tax scandal
28 June 2011
Transocean has been accused of dodging tax on NKr10 billion ($1.8 billion) of revenue in Norway
Miller unveils Gazprom's five-year plan
9 June 2011
Gazprom chairman Alexei Miller has another five years at the helm of the world’s largest gas producer and he has big plans for growth
Statoil weighs gas contracts revamp amid pressure
7 June 2011
Statoil is in talks about changes to its long-term, oil-indexed gas contracts after coming under pressure to include a greater spot price element, Rune Bjørnson, the Norwegian firm’s senior vice president for gas said today
Wintershall banks on Russia for energy security
23 May 2011
Germany's Wintershall is set to boost its gas output from western Siberia as it looks for ways to offset challenging domestic production conditions
BP’s Rosneft deal is not dead yet
18 May 2011
BP's senior management, especially chief executive Robert Dudley, won’t be enjoying the headlines in today’s newspapers
Enerplus Marcellus sale to fund growth
18 May 2011
Unnamed buyer will pick up assets for $575 million